Monarch Butterflies

Monarch, Butterfly

Image EXIF Data

  • Date Taken: 24 Sep 2011, 17:10:33
  • Camera: NIKON D7000
  • Focal Length: 200
  • Aperture: f/6.3
  • ISO: 450
  • Shutter Speed: 1/1000 second

   To see Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) is one of the treats of coming to North America; having been brought up in the UK on a diet of David Attenborough documentaries, the epic multi-generational migration made by this species has been in the back of my mind since my early years.

   Although Monarchs are a familiar sight to people here in Canada, they are still a spectacular creature in their modest way. Unsurprisingly, they are under threat from a range of directions, including loss of their favoured milkweed habitat and damage to their overwintering sites in Mexico.

2 Comments on “Monarch Butterflies

  1. SaveOurMonarchs Foundation is donating 100,000 Milkweed Seed Packets to help save the Monarchs.

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